Swatantra Bharat Paksh

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Swatantra Bharat Paksh
Leader Sharad Anantrao Joshi
Founded 1994
Headquarters A-4, Purnam Center Point, Opp. Gaikwad Class, Kahneri Wadi CBS, District Nashik[1]
Ideology Conservative liberalism
Politics of India
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Elections

The Swatantra Bharat Paksh (Marathi: स्वतंत्र भारत पक्ष, Independent India Party) is a liberal political party in Maharashtra, India, formed in 1994 by Sharad Anantrao Joshi (former Shetkari Sanghatana leader).[2] It considers itself an inheritor of the legacy of the Swatantra Party of C. Rajagopalachari.[3] It won one seat in the 2004 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election, Chatap Wamanrao Sadashivrao from the Rajura constituency.[4][5] In total the party had launched 7 candidates.[6] It also holds one Rajya Sabha seat, represented by Sharad Anantrao Joshi.[7]

The party is allied with Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena.[5] The party supports the demand for a separate Vidarbha state.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, MAHARASHTRA. 18 January, 2012 (PDF) . Retrieved on 2012-10-26.
  2. ^ a b Sharad Joshi joins hands with NDA, Yukta Mookhey in BJP. The Hindu (2004-03-06). Retrieved on 2012-10-26.
  3. ^ ::Welcome to CCS::. Ccsindia.org. Retrieved on 2012-10-26.
  4. ^ State Elections 2004 – Constituency wise detail for 154-Rajura Constituency of Maharashtra
  5. ^ a b Kalpana Sharma (2004-10-17). Congress-NCP retains Maharashtra. The Hindu. Retrieved on 2012-10-26.
  6. ^ State Elections 2004 Partywise Contestants in MAHARASHTRA
  7. ^ Member's Web Site. 164.100.24.167:8080. Retrieved on 2012-10-26.